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3/26/2013 1:45:00 PM
Manheim Gallery announces March Theme winners
‘Beautiful Bones: Nose to Nose’ by Joanne Agostinelli
‘Beautiful Bones: Nose to Nose’ by Joanne Agostinelli

Each year in March, THE MANHEIM GALLERY challenges artists to address a theme and create works for THE MANHEIM Competition. Indeed, this prestigious competition is considered challenging and exciting by artists and collectors alike. It asks artists to focus on a specific subject area, treat it in ways that may be a little out of their 'comfort zone', but let their own creative style shine through.

This year's theme is "INSIDE OUT." What a wonderful view of our reality this theme suggests! It depends on where you are standing and artists are encouraged to explore their own view in anyway they can see or imagine.

The competition is open to works in all mediums and juried each year by a nationally recognized artist. It is always exciting to see how the artists approach the theme ... and often surprising as well. It never fails to be a marvelous show

Judging this year's competition is nationally acclaimed artist Betty Carr. Betty has devoted her life to art and is recognized as one of the foremost painters of the southwest. . Concluding her academic training with an M.A from San Jose State University, California, Betty has taught painting, drawing and sculpture at primary, secondary and college levels and has developed a following through both private and workshop instruction.

She has been featured in numerous publications including Art of the West, Southwest Art, American Artist, Art Talk, American Artist and Vitality Magazines. She is justifiably proud of her acceptance in the exclusive Knickerbocker Association of New York City.

Energetic, brightly colored still lives are the signature work of this artist who is known for her skillful use of light, color and shadow. Speaking of her own art, Betty she says, "What catches my eye in the effect light has on form in unique situations whether fleeting, spilling over, striking .... I challenge myself to capture its dramatic and/or subtle effects" and I seek this in judging competitions.

From THE MANHEIM'S point of view, she brings a keen and enthusiastic eye to her task of judging the work of the competing artists. She has the ability to reach out to their imaginative interpretations.

The entries and their solution to the challenges of the theme are always a delightful surprise to gallery owner Patt Manheim, and Judge Carr. This years winners once again pushed the envelope - interpreting the theme in uniquely different ways. First Place was awarded to an extraordinary photo 'American Dream' by Jack Morgenstern. A mirror image portrait titled 'Maya' by Rose Moon took second. Third place went to an x-ray image titled 'Beautiful Bones - Nose to Nose' by Joanne Agostinelli. Honorable Mention went to Garry Sands for an outdoor metal sculpture titled 'Mobius'. The accepted entries are hanging in the gallery March 14-30.

The winners were announced at an artist's Reception at THE MANHEIM on March 6. The show will hang in the gallery through March 30. Come enjoy the creativity of all of these fine artists.

THE MANHEIM GALLERY is located at 747 N. Main St. in Old Town Cottonwood.

Gallery Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday, and also by appointment. Parking is available in the Gallery Lot on Fifth Street behind Zoomer's Bike Shop. For more Information please call (928) 649-0130.

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